Just returned from a little trip in our sweet motorhome.....
We actually attended a rally in Quartsite, AZ.....if you have never been to Quartsite you have missed a treat...
The MINERAL AND GEM SHOW was this weekend.
Our group had about 60 motorhomes all attending our rally....we circle the wagons just like the old pioneers and eat, drink, play games and just have an all out good time. We all boondocked....dry camped for 4 days.
You must understand....thousands of people from all over the country descend on this little spot during the early Spring months to attend all the flea markets...gem and rock shows....RV shows.....bead shows...it is a rock and bead HEAVEN!! They arrive in anything from a clapped out old school bus to the most expensive motor coach made....and we all camp next to one another out in the desert!!!
The flea markets and stalls sell everything under the sun....you can spend days looking at all the stuff!!
HERE IS A LITTLE QUARTSITE INFO IF YOU ~~ARE INTERESTED~~
Quartsite was established in 1989...was a little mining community and has never grown very much in size...General Patton trained American Troops out in this desert during WWII.
At one point in time....they also tried to import camels...to see if they would survive and be used in our desert environment....The camel drivers' hut still stands...
His name still enhances his original outpost.....however....the camel experiment failed. (O:
As you can tell...it is now an internet cafe serving coffees and snacks..
I tried to imagine a camel grazing out there among all us campers and motor-homers..along with all the rock-hounds,the wayward hippies and old prospectors who have settled in here.
Made me smile...I'll tell you that!!
Till next time......HAPPY TRAILS.